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How to replace door gasket on LG WM0642HW Washer?

I have a hole in the door gasket after only 15 months. How do I replace the door gasket? Is this a do-it-yourself type job?

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  • rjk118 Oct 26, 2008

    Thanks for the response. I was afraid I'd have to take the front of the machine off.

    I removed the first ring and can see the second ring. Not a lot of room, but it looks I can get to it.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    Ok, so this is the deal... I have an LG WM2277HW front load washer. It was giving me a "TE" error so i did tons of googling and figured out that the thermistor was the problem. I am not the most mechanically inclined -- but i figured i'd give it a try.

    I got the whole thing apart on my own. Found the thermistor's wiring harness had broken -- so long story short i cut the wires, used a **** connector, and VIOLA!!! WORKS!!!

    Now, i saw all kinds of people having problems getting the spring that holds the door gasket OFF. I did not. Was actually not difficult at all. Getting it back ON!!!!! TOTALLY DIFFERENT STORY.

    So this is the deal.... how the heck do you get the gasket back on and then get the wire around the drum and the spring mechanism in place?

    This is what I did.. and i'm sure there has to be a better way.... I had the door open as I pushed the gasket onto the drum from inside the cavity... got it all the way around the drum and then opened the cabinet cover enough to get my hands in there... and tried to get the metal wire all the way around it in the groove, but how do you get it to stay in the groove???? i had one person hold the one side as i man-handled the spring side in. I got it MOSTLY there, but i think the bottom of the gasket popped out because its leaking a bit... and i can see at the bottom of the gasket where its not all the way seated...

    But before I go doing this ALL over again, i need to know a couple things...

    1 - is there an easier way of doing this?

    2 - i read about this spring clamp tool... what do i get? one that squeezes the eye hooks from both sides together??? or one that separates the spring far enough to latch it?

    3 - how do i ensure that the wire stays in the groove?

    I need some simple help!!!





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I also had a door gasket tear that caused water to spit out all over the floor so I had to replace it. It's a fairly simple job in theory, you can even find LG repair manuals online. The front panel comes off easy and removing the spring and wire clamps from the gasket is fairly simple. Getting the gasket back on is a different story. Seating the gasket is a bit tricky but I found that some lubrication helped greatly. Don't use oil based lube though because it could soften the gasket. I opted for a water based lube in the form of KY jelly (***insert crude joke here***) The drum side wire clamp was a bit of a challenge. My model had a hook on one end of the wire so that it came apart when removed. I think this made it much easier. Some models don't have the hook so you would need a tool that could stretch the spring. Something like a reverse pliers. Even with the hook, it was tricky. I found that jamming something around the gasket to hold the wire in place was helpful. I ended up using some vice-grips and needle nose pliers and all the strength I had to get it hooked. In fact, to sum up, the secret is to get enough force to stretch the spring. Once you figure out how to do that it's easy.

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If you can call lg and have them ship you the part its not all that bad of a job, a little patience but not that terrible.. theres a spring under the rim around the front of the unit holding the boot to the unit, you can "roll" this one off.then once removed youll gain acees to the rear spring holding the rear of the boot to the outer basket.(honestly cant remember if its a simple spring or a screw that holds the inner spring in place), but it will be apperant when you remove it. reverse teh steps and your good to go. its a liitle like changing a bike tire as a kid, youll need to work it around the rim, and itll pop off a few times, but as you see how it works youl get it( might take 45 min-1hour) remember patience.

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I used a set of bicycle tyre levers to ease the wire retainer on. The trick appeared to be to start at the opposite side to the spring and work towards it with a tyre lever either side. Popped on easily although it took an hour and a lot of cursing to get to that point

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